Thursday, June 19, 2008

Luc Sante talks about Street Photography

There's an excellent interview with Luc Sante over at the WNYC Street Shoots blog. Here is the direct link to the interview. It was just announced that Sante will be one of the judges for the Street Shots Challenge. There's still one day left to enter, so get to it.

My favorite part of the interview is when he's asked why he thinks street photography is so popular. His reply: "New York Street Photography is popular in the same way that Rock and Roll is popular. It's a genre that has so much energy in it that it never quite seems to be exhausted. And people are driven to it by the energy and don't think about whether it's formerly exhausted or not." He goes on to make a great analogy about photographing New York: "Everybody's been photographing the pyramids since the invention of photography just about, and they're going to keep on photographing the pyramids until either photography or the pyramids disappear, whichever comes first."


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